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August 21, 2018

Protect Yourself from Immigration Scams

The California Department of Justice has issued a warning about immigration scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. English Version Spanish Version Chinese Version Vietnamese Version Immigration law and procedures are complicated. If you hire someone who is not up to the job or who is dishonest, you or your…

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August 3, 2018

Ellen Hammerle, Visionary Human Services Leader, Promoted to Senior Division Director

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 3, 2018 – Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Ellen Hammerle, JD, Ph.D., and LMFT to Senior Division Director. In this expanded role, Dr. Hammerle, a 20-year veteran of Catholic Charities, will oversee the agency’s portfolio…

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July 17, 2018

Catholic Charities Strategic Plan

As our community has grown with the technology boom, so has the pressure on families and individuals struggling to survive and thrive here. Catholic Charities’ comprehensive, wrap-around services for and advocacy on behalf of those in need are more crucial today than ever before. With our exceptional staff, strong partnerships, data-driven programs, and committed Board of Directors, we are enthusiastically…

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June 19, 2018

Keep Immigrant Families Together

A child wrenched from her mother’s breast as she nurses. A frightened five-year old being torn from his father’s arms. Hundreds of desperate parents pleading with US border officials to remain with all they have left – their young children. In the name of “homeland security” and fed by ugly political grandstanding and racism, these cruel and coercive separations are…

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June 18, 2018

ABC News, Telemundo, & Univision: Futbol con Corazón in the News

Our third annual Futbol con Corazón soccer tournament was a rousing success, bringing together several hundred community members and volunteers in support of our unaccompanied minors – children who left their families and fled their countries to escape persecution, abandonment, exploitation, serious deprivation, and/or violence. Under the stewardship of Diana Otero, Program Director for Refugee & Immigration Services San Mateo,…

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May 30, 2018

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services yearly serves more than 100 unaccompanied minor refugees seeking guidance, compassion, and legal assistance during our weekly workshops. Read more about Catholic Charities services in our Summer issue of Changing Lives

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May 11, 2018

Ethan Bortnick Talks to KTVU”s Heather Holmes About Catholic Charities Fundraising Event

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April 30, 2018

Catholic Charities Sunday – May 12-13, 2018

Together, we are caring for our brothers and sisters. With your support, we are doing this work together. Catholic Charities supports families struggling with homelessness; cares for aging adults and adults with disabilities;…

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April 26, 2018

Catholic Charities Names New Chief Development Officer

Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to welcome Patricia Feeney Gallagher, CFRE as Chief Development Officer. In this new position, Gallagher will be responsible for providing innovative leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of Catholic Charities’ development and fundraising program. Gallagher will join Catholic Charities…

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March 23, 2018

All Hands on Deck for Mini Coast Guard Training!

U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant (LTJG) Carolyn Smith’s interest was so piqued as she jogged by our Treasure Island Child Development Center (TICDC) that she broke her run to speak with Kathie Autumn, TICDC Program Director. Kathie shared that 95% of the families served at TICDC are low-income and reflect the multicultural character of San Francisco. At the Center, little…

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